Bella Thorne, star of the Disney Channel original series “Shake It Up,” will appear at the Mall at Stonecrest on Saturday, Oct. 15, noon, to meet fans as part of the elebration of the Mall at Stonecrest’s 10th Anniversary. The Bella Thorne meet and greet event is first come, first serve. No posed photography. One autograph per person.
Thorne plays aspiring dancer Cece Jones who lands a role as a back-up dancer on her favorite show “Shake It Up, Chicago.” “Shake It Up” premiered to 6.2 million viewers making it Disney Channel’s second highest rated series premiere to date.
Thorne previously appeared in roles on HBO’s hit drama “Big Love” as Bill Paxton’s free spirited daughter “Tancy (Teenie) Henrickson,” as Christian Slater’s daughter in NBC’s “My Own Worst Enemy,” Billy Baldwin’s daughter on ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money,” and Cheryl Hines’ daughter on “In The Motherhood." On the big screen, Thorne stars in the psychological thriller "Forget Me Not" as the bullied, revengeful, orphaned “Angela” opposite Cody Linley, and as the female lead in the coming-of-age story, "Raspberry Magic."
Thorne is a three time nominee and 2008 recipient of Best Supporting Young Actor Award with past starring roles in “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Entourage,” “In The Motherhood,” “October Road,” and the popular “Little Monk.” Before moving audiences worldwide to tears in a groundbreaking performance on FOX’s “The O.C.,” this Florida-native took center stage as the only spokesperson for Texas Instruments, the face of major brands and designers as Ralph Lauren, H&M, Guess, Limited’s Justice, GAP and Aldo.
The youngest of four in a talented family of actors (sisters Dani and Kaili and brother Remy are actors, as well), Thorne worked to overcome personal tragedies. Before losing her father in an vehicular accident in 2007 and grandmother just shortly after, Thorne struggled to overcome dyslexia. Teased at school for her learning disability, she became homeschooled to eventually surpass the expectancies of her grade level.
The Mall at Stonecrest is located off I-20, exit 75 Turner Hill Road in Lithonia, Ga. For additional information on the Mall at Stonecrest, visit www.mallatstonecrest.com.